Ears literally suffer in the wintertime and especially during the days when they are completely exposed to cold weather, i.e. when we opt for a ponytail hairdo! Therefore, I decided to make them a small present and crochet a playful orange headband that serves also as an ear-warmer. Ready to make your own one? Let’s grab our tools and create! 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
50g of yarn (approximately) suitable to 4 ½ – 5cm knitting needles
1 4cm crochet hook
1 pair of scissors
1 big sewing needle
Measure the circumference of your head (meaning the “diagonal” circumference, which starts from the back bottom of your head, passes from your left ear, reaches your forehead, goes down towards your right ear and meets the starting point). Start working chain stitches until you reach the desired length. Count 10 stitches from each of the both ends and mark the 10th stitch.
Row 1: Work on single crochet under each chain stitch until you reach the mark. Single crochet the stitch with the mark as well. Work on half-double crochet until you reach the second marker. Single-crochet the stitch, where you have put the marker on, and keep on single-crocheting until you reach the end. Make sure that you have 10 single-crochet stitches.
Row 2: Now, turn your work and slip-stitch under each single-crochet stitch (incl. the marker stitch). Half-double crochet until you reach the second marker and slip-stitch again until you reach the end.
Turn your work again and keep repeating Rows 1 & 2 until you get the desired width. For me 6 rows’ width at each of the ends is just perfect!
In order for you to make the border of your headband (that will make it look nicer) the only thing you need to do is single-crochet all the way round. Just make sure that, when you reach the end where you want to have your buttonhole, you follow these steps: Single-crochet the following 2 stitches, chain 2 and single-crochet the remaining 2 stitches. Sew your button at the other end and there you go! 🙂
TIP: Find a unique button! I bought this cute handmade button from a second-hand store (where one can find almost anything!). As you can see it is made out of clay and has a bit of light blue on it. I therefore matched it with light blue thread, which also suits perfectly the lively orange color of my yarn. I simply love it! 🙂